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1 Day Budget Great Barrier Reef Tour

Great Barrier Reef Tours

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Duration Approximately 9 Hours
Meals BBQ Lunch & Snacks
Group Size Maximum 80 people
Starts Cairns Marina
Ends Cairns Marina
Tour Style Budget




Spend the day exploring the beautiful Hastings Reef and Breaking Patches, which is home to thousands of tropical fish, eels and other wildlife, along with hundreds of different species of coral. Our one day tour of the reef will take you to all of the most beautiful and exciting places to explore and you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful area with a delicious BBQ lunch and a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. 

  • See beautiful giant clams and Moray Eels at "Hastings Reef" on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel above stunning coral forests and marine life of "Breaking Patches" Reef
  • Have the option to scuba dive the 7th Wonder of the Natural World
  • Relax with a glass of wine and some cheese on the way back
  • All equipment for snorkelling included


  • 07:30 – Check in direct to Compass boat at Cairns Marina, 'A-Finger', Marlin Wharf Berth 18
  • 08:00 –Depart Marlin Marina Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 10:15 – Arrive at your first Great Barrier Reef Location
  • 12:30 – BBQ Lunch with fresh salads
  • 13:00 - Cruise to 2nd Reef Location
  • 15:00 – Boom netting (only available on Compass Cruises)
  • 15:30 - Wine, cheese & biscuits plus tropical fruits served in return journey
  • 17:30 – Approximately arrival time back in Cairns


Optional Extras bookable onboard:

Glass Bottom Boat Tour             $15.00

Introductory Dive                       $65.00 or 2 for $110.00

Certified Dive                             $55.00 or 2 for $100.00

Guided Certified Dive                  $15.00

Bus Transfers Cairns City           $12.00 

Northern Beaches                       $22.00

Prescription Mask hire                 $10.00

Wetsuit hire                                $5.00

Stinger suits are free during stinger season only.

Licensed bar - soft drinks and underwater Cameras are available. 

Pickups / Departures

Boarding: 7.30am Check in at MARLIN WHARF BERTH 18 - Direct to Compass Boat
(Walk down the A-finger and turn left – until you reach Berth 18 on the left side of the wharf).

Departs Cairns: Daily at 8am
Returns to Cairns: 5-5.30pm

Bus transfers are available from your Cairns City Accommodation at a cost of $12.00 per person return and paid on board.
Northern Beaches & Outer City returns are $ 22,00 per person.



"I booked a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Travel Freedom, and I honestly can't believe how amazing it was! I was snorkelling with Nemo, next to turtles, and I went diving for the first time! I never thought I would see the reef, and it was so cheap to do so! Thanks to Travel Freedom for their service, which was fast, helpful, and easy!"

Laura Taylor (UK)

"I went to see the Daintree rainforest for a day with Travel Freedom and it was beautiful. It was a very relaxing day and I saw a crocodile. I recommend this tour to anyone with some time in Cairns."

Neke Den Boer (NL)

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